We Will Finish What He Has Started

“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”                                                                                                       Philippians 1:6

Do you remember the challenges you have faced in this life? Perhaps you are facing some tough things right now. This verse is such a poignant reminder to not lose hope. God is with us when we are in the valley and when we are on the mountaintop.

This verse reminds us that faith is not a destination. Faith isn’t a place we simply arrive at and are there. It is a continuous destination, a constant state within a believer’s life. Each and every day of our lives here on earth we are walking our faith journey.

Our faith will be challenged. It will wax and wane as we travel this life and are faced with the various challenges along the way. We will get bloodied and scarred. None of us will escape the tough times in life.

If you ever question, “Why me?” just take a moment to reflect on Christ and his horrific death. How His body was completely torn, scarred and ripped apart. When He appeared to his Disciples after His death, he still bore the scars on his body. He overcame death but not the scars.

His scars became of part of His story. In fact, the scars ARE His story!

What scars are you bearing? Remember they tell a story of hope and are a reminder of the fact that you do indeed heal?

We all can see evidence that scar tissue is different from regular tissue. In fact, after cut or tear, the collagen that replaces the original tissue, which is in a random basket weave formation, actually is now in cross-links in a very aligned format. Basically, the new scar tissue is forming crosses.

What an awesome reminder that God is in ALL things, even in the tiniest detail of collagen fibers healing our wounds.

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So, no matter what you are facing today or tomorrow, know that your scars will heal. God is knitting you back together to be even stronger. He WILL finish a good work within in. Never give up!